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Turbulence Spectra in the Wind Immediately Over a Water Surface


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In order to understand more fully the wind generation of water waves, the oceanographer should have a better knowledge of the turbulence structure of the wind field immediately above a water surface. Measurements of atmospheric turbulence about three inches above the surface of a lake, using a hot-wire anemometer, were made. The analog signals were recorded as DC voltages on a magnetic tape recorder. The analog data were converted to digital form to permit subsequent computation of power spectral densities using a high-speed digital computer. Average power spectral densities from 0 to 20, 0 to 500, and 0 to 1000 cps, respectively, are presented.


Publisher Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Pages 74
Language en_US
Digitizing sponsor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Book contributor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Collection navalpostgraduateschoollibrary; fedlink; americana


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